Highwayman Lyrics

I was a highwayman, along the coach roads I did rideWith sword and pistol by my sideMany a young maid lost her baubles to my tradeMany a soldier shed his lifeblood on my bladeThe bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-fiveBut I am still alive
I was a sailor, I was born upon the tideAnd with the sea I did abideI sailed a schooner 'round the horn to MexicoI went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blowAnd when the yards broke off they said that I got killedBut I am living still
I was a dam builder across the river deep and wideWhere steel and water did collideA place called Boulder on the wild ColoradoI slipped and fell into the wet concrete belowThey buried me in that great tomb that knows no soundBut I am still around, I'll always be around and around and aroundAnd around and around and around
I fly a starship across the universe divideAnd when I reach the other sideI'll find a place to rest my spirit if I canPerhaps I may become a highwayman againOr I may simply be a single drop of rainBut I will remain and I'll be back again and again and againAnd again and again and again

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Songwriter(s): Jimmy Webb
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Noel 11/28/12,00:43

This song was played at the end of my Dad's memorial. Incredibly sad. But it also made me feel better at the same time. I could'nt have picked a better song.
Souprespecter 04/23/12,23:18

This song is a song I grew up with. I remember my dad and I taking drives and every time this came on we belted out! Good times!
courtney dervan 05/15/10,16:27

i drive an eighteen wheeler across country i love this song since i listen to it all the time while im a highway man myself
matysen 04/07/10,16:28

i love this song me and my mom know every word and sing it on our way to school it is also my ringtone
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